The Gateway Area Council offers many fun activities for Scouts of all ages and ranks, from a beginner kindergarten Cub Scout to a Boy Scout about to earn his Eagle.
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Scouts BSA members have a great opportunity to learn all that they can at the annual Merit Badge Day, held in February. Earn a unique merit badge and help your advancement with fellow Scouts at this fun event!
Have a winter adventure at Camp Decorah in February! A chilly theme for a chilly day, this Cub Scout event focuses on cold weather activities, winter sports, and fun in the snow! Bring your sled, mittens, winter clothing, and enjoy the outdoors! Hot chocolate and toe warmers recommended.
Join us for a day on the slopes February 25th from 2pm-7pm. You will receive a discounted rate on lift tickets and rentals if you sign up on our website by February 24th. Pre-registration is required!
Explore the La Crosse Children’s Museum on March 30th from 5:30pm-7:30pm and enjoy a themed program and snacks put on by scouting volunteers.
Stop by the Centerville Curling club on April 13th to race your pinewood derby car! While you're waiting to race, check out our photo booth, coloring station, axe throwing, and visit with our Special Guests and their race cars.
Enjoy a day of fun on the FSPA land on St. Joseph's Ridge in La Crosse.
There will be a round robin activity that will take you through the gardens, woodlands, greenhouse, and more. End the day with a special treat!
Open to the whole community to help fundraise money for the Scouts! Buy a ticket and 50% will go back to the local Scouts. Each ticket includes a hat and the chance to throw the first pitch. There will be a meet & greet with the players prior to the game and different activities inbetween the innings.
Come out and enjoy Camp Decorah like never before. Run throughout the property and end with a family fun day after!
Back to School = Back to Camping! Join other Cub Scout families in a relaxed, overnight campout at Camp Decorah. Always free for brand new registered Cub Scouts, this event is a great way to see Camp Decorah before the Spook-O-Ree and learn some of the many opportunities that Cub Scouting has to offer.
Every October, Camp Decorah is transformed from a pleasant camping facility to a place that is taken over by zombies, ghosts, goblins, and many other creatures of the night. The night starts with some great activities such as inflatables, haunted hay ride, spooky stories, haunted house, carnival games and much more. In the morning you are treated to a hot pancake breakfast followed by a costume contest, BB gun, archery, and fun field games. Come one, come all to the annual Spook-o-Ree.
Come to Whitetail Ridge at Fort McCoy in January for a day of fun and tubing in the snow!
Come to Camp Decorah to compete in patrol competitions and a sled race in January! Scouts BSA members will have a fun time competing in scout skills with fellow Scouts at this fun event!